Climate Change Research at the bottom of the world

Posted on October 31, 2019

Former Upham House Captain Rachel Cooper (2010 - 2014) will be travelling to Antarctica next month for a three week visit in her capacity as a Climate Change Policy Advisor with a background in climate science and activism.

Rachel has been selected to represent New Zealand in a global initiative, Homeward Bound, which aims to increase the influence and decision making by women working in the science disciplines.

As one of a group of eighty women from around the world participating in the initiative and the youngest person ever to be selected by Homeward Bound, Rachel will be involved with the development of individual strategies for scientific outreach. The backdrop of Antarctica will reinforce the importance of communicating the significance of the science behind climate change to communities worldwide.

More details can be found on the Homeward Bound website including a profile of Rachel.